VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
Examining Teachers Perceptions of Twice Exceptional Students: Overview of a Qualitative Exploration
Carrie Lynn Bailey and Valija C. Rose
This study explored the perceptions high school teachers hold of students who are gifted and also have learning disabilities, identified in the literature as “twice exceptional” learners. Not all teachers have training in gifted education; nor do they all understand the complexities of learning disabilities. National and local gifted organizations and agencies specifically acknowledge the existence of outstanding talents among these diverse groups and the need, therefore, for differentiated services.